Onthe whole, the purpose of preparing for attack after serve is: To improve servequality by several of ways, increase the difficulty of the opponent receivingthe ball, and make the opponent hit a bad ball, thereby; it creates the conditionof attacking.

  Specifically,the following points should be noted:

(1)   It makes use of opponent’sloopholes and weakness, constantly changing in placement, rotation, power andcurve, thereby, increases the serve quality, and create the chance of attacking.

(2)   Research the serve discipline,when serving, you can predict the opponent hitting line generally, therebyincrease the probability of attacking successfully.

(3)   Use the power of serve,maneuver the opponents, such as, serve the close-net, short and spiral ball, combinationthe end-line, left ,right, close to body, long and fast ball, it often can havea multiplier effect.

(4)   Use the combination of spiral,such as, serve close-net and non-spiral ball, and serve close-net and backspin ball,left side topspin ball, serve to the left side of the opponents. This spincombination makes the opponents feel unfamiliar so that you can control thecompetition rhythm and gain the points constantly.

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